Peter J. Polverini, D.D.S., D.M.Sc., Professor, Periodontics and Oral Medicine was among eight honorees selected to receive a 2015 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement in Oral Health. A distinguished panel of judges consisting of the ADEAGies Foundation Board of Trustee honored Polverini with the Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by a Dental Educator.
In the nomination letter, Dean Laurie McCauley noted, "Peter is a remarkable mentor, scholar, motivator, and administrator. He distinguished himself as a leader among the best. He imagined a future for dental education, built a new foundation, acquired new faculty talents, inspired the players, and implemented a new model."
The Gies Awards will be presented on March 9, 2015, in conjunction with the 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Boston, MA. The Procter & Gamble Company is the premier sponsor of the awards. The full list of awardees can be found on the ADEAGies Foundation website.